George Lucas Educational Foundation

Performance Assessment

How well did your students learn? Find alternative ways to assess what they know and what they can do through the creation of authentic products and performances.

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A New Era for Student Assessment

Standardized assessments, even when they include open-ended questions and are performance-based, only give us part of the picture of a student's readiness for college and career success.

A Defense of Deeper Learning: Watch What's Working, Part 3

Watch as one high school student is asked challenging questions from a panel as she defends her senior thesis and portfolio.

A Defense of Deeper Learning: Watch What's Working, Part 4

The case is made for teachers to work together to calibrate assignment or project criteria so that every student is judged by the same standards and the same level of rigor.

Deeper Learning: Performance Assessment and Authentic Audience

Shawn Cornally explores ways of making assessment relevant to students and more useful to teachers.

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Innovative Teaching and Learning: Lessons from High Tech High's Founding Principal
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Taking the Lead: An Interview with Larry Rosenstock

High Tech High's founding principal and CEO speaks about its innovative teaching and learning model.

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Transformed by Technology and Project-Based Learning: High Tech High
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Transformed by Technology at High Tech High

A network of K-12 public charter schools uses rigorous projects and online portfolio assessments to revolutionize learning.

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Linda Darling-Hammond on Creating a Collaborative Classroom
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The Collaborative Classroom: An Interview with Linda Darling-Hammond

The Stanford University education professor says social and emotional learning is a crucial part of teaching the whole child.

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Using Today's Technology Tools to Study Yesterday's
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Using Today's Technology Tools to Study Yesterday's

A fifth-grade field trip from Ferryway School, near Boston, to the nation's oldest ironworks is captured with the latest tech.

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An Old-School Coach Becomes a Facilitator for a Technology Class
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An Old-School Coach Becomes a Facilitator for EAST

A teacher finds new inspiration for a different way of teaching though the Environmental and Spatial Technology Initiative.

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The Build SF Institute's School-to-Career Program
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The Build SF Institute's School-to-Career Program

Architectural projects and internships integrate real-life math, science, design, and technology skills for San Francisco high school students.

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Engineering Success: Students Build Understanding
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Engineering Success: Students Build Understanding

When long-term projects form the backbone of the curriculum, learning takes off.

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Video Resources for PBL and Deeper Learning

Blogger Bob Lenz offers up video examples of project-based learning from Envision Schools.

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Can Rubrics Inspire?

Through his own entertaining prose, blogger Todd Finley breathes life into the stifling writing rubrics that so often squash student creativity.

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A comparison of student performance in math on Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) between Mesquite Elementary School and the state of Arizona, shows that Mesquite meets and exceeds state standards. Reteach and Enrich was implement between 20
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Student Achievement Skyrockets at a Tucson Elementary School

Reteach and Enrich began in the 2002-03 school year. Students are given weekly assessments designed to measure students' understanding of each week's math concepts.

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School of the Future: Q&A with the Principals

John Fanning and Stacy Goldstein share insight on how you can implement an "authentic" assessment strategy at your school.

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Kids Represent Their Work Through Tech
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Kids Represent Their Work Through Tech

A school uses technology to help provide top-of-the-line education for all students.

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In the last three years, the percent of Cochrane's students in grades 6-8 passing N.C. state math and reading standards has more than doubled. In 2008, 21 percent met state standards; in 2011, 43 percent met state standards.
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Twice as Many Students Meet State Standards

Classroom strategies backed by research and ongoing teacher development have helped narrow the achievement gap at this Title I school.

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What the NFL Scouting Combine Can Teach Us About Teacher Evaluation

Math teacher and coach Jose Vilson draws a parallel between how the NFL evaluates its players and how school districts should evaluate their teachers.

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